What’s in your air?

When in our homes and offices, we trust that the air we are breathing is safe and unpolluted. But just like that end table that seems to be collecting all of the dust in the world, your home and office ventilation systems accumulate dust, debris, pollutants and sometimes putrid mold.

Illnesses such as Legionnaire’s disease, hypersensitivity pneumonitis, humidifier fever and asthma are often linked directly to indoor air quality and ventilation problems. Although these illnesses are usually manageable, if they are left untreated or the source is not identified and addressed, they can quickly become life-threatening.

Worries in the Workplace

Many of us spend more time in the workplace than we do in our own homes. That’s why we hope that the air we are breathing anywhere from 8-16 hours a day is properly purified and circulating through clean, appropriately-designed air ducts. Unfortunately, that is not always the case and many employees suffer illness from poor indoor air quality. There are many factors that lead to poor air quality in office buildings and a White Glove professional is fully equipped to evaluate and address these factors one by one.

You Mite Have a Problem

With all of the details of life, it is easy to leave your home ventilation system in the dust. But, the Environmental Protection Agency stresses the importance of a regular cleaning for the health of you and your family. Over time, your air ducts collect hair, skin-shed, and dust creating a Garden of Eden for dust mites in your home. Feeding on a 24-hour buffet, these dust mites breed and build condos on your bedding, carpets and even your child’s stuffed animal collection.

Not only is it unpleasant to think about sharing a home with these little buggers, it is also unhealthy to have them as house guests. Dust mites are the number one trigger of asthma and allergies in the home and can be extremely harmful to children and seniors especially. Even if you are not noticeably suffering from any allergies, make it a priority to have your ventilation system inspected and cleaned of allergens at least once a year.

Don’t Leave your Family High and Dry

In addition to causing health problems and foul odors, dust and debris accumulation in ducts and vents (especially clothes dryer vents) can be a huge fire hazard. In fact, the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) estimates that between 2006 and 2010, ninety-two percent of U.S. home structure fires involved clothes dryers. Twenty-nine percent of these fires started with dust, fiber or lint. Dust and debris buildup are a natural part of a dryer system, so protect your family and property by having these systems regularly inspected and cleaned.

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Your dryer vents present another source of potential fires in your home. Call White Glove and schedule an appointment to have them cleaned so you don’t have to worry.